1984 born in Munich, lives in Berlin
2005-2009 studies of education and media science
2010-2015 Studied fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main with Willem de Rooij
2012-2018 Studied media art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe with Isaac Julien and Omer Fast
Patrick Alan Banfield is a video artist living in Berlin. Much of his work deals with masculinity and self-awareness, moving intuitively in a field between scientific classification and emotional subjectivity. In his work, Banfield moves in an elusive space between reality and fiction. He is interested in the construction of narratives, particularly how stories change when levels are ambivalent in their perceived authenticity, such as in the level of film-within-a-film narrative. He is currently a fellow of the Hessische Kulturstiftung with the project SOYBOY, in which he meets representatives of the New Right in the USA to confront them with their self-image of (toxic) masculinity and a fellow of the Neustart Kultur program with the experimental documentary SARATOV, that investigates rape of inmates within in the Russian prison system.
His works have been shown at the Yuz Museum, Jakarta (2013), Basis, Frankfurt am Main (2013), Loop, Barcelona (2013), Berlin Biennale (2014), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2015), Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg im Breisgau (2018), MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2018), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2019), Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg (2020), Kunsthaus Wiesbaden (2022), galerie weisser elefant, Berlin (2023) among others.